Events, Tradeshows, Conferences, Conclaves, Summits etc play a very pivotal role in the growth of companies in every industry. Such gatherings are amongst the few occasions where the best from every industry gather under one roof to discuss and debate the way forward. These gatherings also help many companies in establishing direct contact with their potential customers, diversifying their customer base and learn about upcoming and current cutting edge technologies in the market.
Out of all such corporate events, the Media and Entertainment industry gatherings are always the most sought after because of the attendee profile is diverse and includes the cream layer of professionals from various industries and geography. Here in this blog, we bring you the list of 9 such Media & Entertainment events that every Digital Video professional must attend.
Why Digital Video Professionals must attend Media & Entertainment Events?
In the last decade, video content has seen unprecedented growth across all industries. Be it a content creator or brand, everyone relies on this content type to script their growth and marketing communication to their target audience.
A majority of such media & entertainment events worldwide sees attendance from marketing and advertising professionals in huge numbers all with a common interest; video. Therefore, it makes 1010% sense for every video marketing professional or any company having a larger interest in this content format to attend the important Media & Entertainment events without fail.
List of Must Attend Media & Entertainment Events
The list would be incomplete without the mention of VidCon. The event is one of its kind which sees participation in large numbers from leading content creators, video publishers, fans or video viewers & industry representatives from all over the world. Started by Hank & John Green of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, the event hosted its inaugural edition in the year 2010 in Southern California and since than the popularity has grown with every edition. The event has now expanded its wings into Europe, Asia & Oceania.
2. Vdonxt Asia
An initiative by afaqs, Vdonxt Asia is counted as the one of the biggest events in India in the world of media and entertainment industry. Started in the year 2017, the 3rd edition of the Vdonxt Asia was held on Jan 17-18 2019 in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. The event is amongst the few in the world which sees attendance from all types of stakeholders in the digital video industry right from brands, advertisers, video platforms, content creators and the most important video viewers. The event also hosts an awards night where distinguished contributions in the world of digital video is recognised and celebrated.
3. StreamCon Asia
An initiative by Vidooly, StreamCon Asia is one of the most illustrious new entrants in this sector. The first edition of the event was held in March 2019 in New Delhi. The event was attended by over 400 delegates from various industries and content genres belonging to well-known brands, marketing agencies, digital media companies and video publishing companies. Well known video content creators and web-series artists like Mallika Dua, Gaurav Taneja, BeerBiceps, Gajraj Rao, Nishi Bisht, Elvish Yadav, Round2hell also attended the event. The 1st edition also included speed dating between brands and content creators as well as the first edition of StreamCon Awards.
4. NAB Show
Organised by National Association of broadcasters, NAB show is an annual event held in the month of April at Las Vegas, USA. The first edition was held in the year 1991 and since then the event has been setting new benchmarks in the industry and has been the go to event for any professional associated with any form of content creation. The event sees participation from video producers, production companies, digital video experts, CGI & VFX experts, streaming experts etc. The format includes exhibition, panel discussions, lectures & workshops.
5. Vid Summit
The pre-fix sums it up. Vid Summit is an annual event solely dedicated to video content creators, influencers and marketers. The tagline says, “Where the World’s Top Video Influencers, Video Marketers & Brands reveal their secrets related to video content creation, distribution and engagement”. The event is held every Oct in LA, USA and 2019th edition of Vid Summit will be its 6th year in a row.
6. Brightcove Play
What’s new, What’s next and What matters in online video all at once place; Brightcove Play, Boston, USA. The event is attended by top video professionals who demonstrate the art of video marketing through latest technology or tools. Sessions at Brightcove play includes case studies, strategy workshops, innovative ideas, tech-a-thon etc all focussed on helping brands and content creators leverage the maximum out of video content.
Organised by Media Partners Asia, APOS is amongst the top annual events for professionals from media and agency background, telecom and entertainment industry. APOS is a great place for brands looking to create maximum value out of their digital ad campaigns in an age of digital disruptions. The format of the event includes, keynote address by industry leaders, panel discussions on industry specific bottle neck areas, proprietary insights from leading Marketing professionals etc. 2019 edition of APOS will be held in Sofitel Bali, Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Indonesia.
8. Asia Television Forum
Asia Television forum is organised in association with Miptv and Mipcom. The 2019 edition of the event will be held in the month of December at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. First edition was organised in the year 2000 and since then the event has flourished along with the growth of Asia’s media industry. The event is held in 2 phases, one being the leadership summit and the other being the marketing conference and networking.
9. Vid Net
Entering the golden age of entertainment, Vid Net caters to the entertainment industry of India. The event caters to both perspectives of a video content creator and video ads for brands. Main focus areas of the events are video monetization strategies, new age technology used in video marketing, growth of OTT platforms, use of video analytics etc. 2019 edition of the event is being organised in Mumbai.
Happy Event Hopping!
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